Port-A-Cath


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Port-A-Cath

Nursing A proprietary indwelling device that provides long-term IV access for administering TPN, blood products, drugs, high-dose chemotherapy. See Total parenteral nutrition. Cf Hickman catheter.
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Ventricular tachycardia secondary to Port-A-Cath fracture and embolization.
Percutaneous removal of an in-situ embolised catheter fragment in a patient with Port-A-Cath. Ugeskr Laeger 1995;157:7152-3.
One such device is completely implanted vascular access device (Port-a-Cath)7 commonly called portacath or port which is accessed via a subcutaneous valve situated in the chest wall.
Experience with the port-a-cath. Hematol Oncol 1988; 6: 57-63.
Comparison of a totally implantable access device for chemotherapy (Port-A-Cath) and long-term percutaneous catheterization (Broviac).
Complications of an Implantable Venous Access Device (Port-a-Cath) during intermittent continuous infusion of chemotherapy.
Port-A-Cath in children during long term chemotherapy: Complications and outcome.
John Belville was negligent in implanting a central venous catheter (Port-a-cath) and the hospital was negligent, careless and unskillful in its management and treatment, resulting in a leakage of fluids into the patient's chest wall.